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|SOFIA Mirror Coating at Ames Research Center - NASA Ames Video Group|
The mirror for SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy) is coated at Ames Research Center. It will be re-installed in the Boeing 747SP aircraft that will carry it above most of the moisture in the Earth's atmosphere to observe infrared light coming from astronomical objects.
Keywords: NASA; Ames; SOFIA; mirror; mirrorcoating
|SOFIA: Exploring The Hidden Universe - NASA Ames Video Group|
NASA is developing the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy - or SOFIA - as a world-class airborne observatory that will complement the Hubble, Spitzer, Herschel and James Webb space telescopes and major Earth-based telescopes. Installed in the back of a highly modified Boeing 747SP, SOFIA'S 2.5-meter (100 inch) diameter reflecting telescope will provide astronomers with access to the visible, infrared and sub-millimeter spectrum...
Keywords: NASA; Ames; SOFIA; infraredastronomy; telescopes; greatobservatories; 747SP